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2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is pleased to announce the awards for the 2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants in the amount of $1,335,020.  The program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program.  The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funds will be supplemented by North Carolina Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funds. The funds will be used across North Carolina from the mountains to the coast and replacing 21 diesel powered vehicles with new, cleaner options and will include three all-electric vehicle replacements in Cary, Charlotte and Wilmington.  

The recipients and grant funds awarded are:

Applicant: Sundown Seafood
Grant Award: $10,500
Project Summary: Replacement of a commercial fishing boat engine with a new, cleaner technology engine.  This new technology will reduce NOx emissions by 2.5 tons annually.

Applicant: City of Wilmington
Grant Award: $270,585
Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric refuse hauler and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle.  This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 36 tons annually.

Applicant: Town of Cary
Grant Award: $252,375
Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel refuse hauler with an all-electric refuse hauler and installation of charging infrastructure for the vehicle.  This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 21 tons annually.

Applicant: City of Charlotte
Grant Award: $390,207
Project Summary: Replacement of a diesel transit bus with an all-electric bus.  This project completely removes the emissions associated with an internal combustion engine, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 141 tons annually.

Applicant: Waste Management of Carolinas, Inc.
Grant Award: $160,000
Project Summary: Replacement of four diesel refuse trucks with four compressed natural gas refuse trucks in Forsyth County.  These four new trucks will reduce NOx emissions by approximately 0.8 tons and greenhouse gas emissions by 39 tons annually.

Applicant: BMC East
Grant Award: $251,352
Project Summary: Replacement of seven short-haul diesel trucks and six diesel forklifts with new, cleaner technology in Cabarrus, Union and Wake Counties.  These vehicles will reduce NOx emissions by approximately 4.5 tons and greenhouse gas emissions by 43 tons annually.

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